Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia
The Marshall Project
July 30, 2017

“Of nearly 100,000 parents and children who have come before the courts since 2014, most asking for refuge, judges have issued rulings in at least 32,500 cases, court records show. The majority – 70 percent – ended with deportation orders in absentia, pronounced by judges to empty courtrooms.

“Their cases are failing just as President Trump is rapidly expanding deportations.”

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